Post # 17
I grew up in NY and lived near a wetlands area. My family actually investing in a propane powered Mosquito Magnet (not that exact model, but similar) for the backyard. It’s not a substitute for a good bug repellent, but it really did help make being outside bearable. I liked the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Repellent lotion and I second the OFF Deep Woods.
Post # 18
@BackyardLoveBird: the cross does work, but be careful that your finger nails are clean, wouldnt want a bacterial infection invading :l
Post # 19
Aloe Vera (plant ) slice the top off and get the gooey slimy stuff in the middle and place on skin this will alleviate the itchness, burning,and heal it in the process. Apply it on directly slice it in half and place the gooey stuff on your arm.
Purchase them at any plant center (walmart, home depot, lowes, mexican grocery stores). (I would know that is where my mother buys ours)
@littlemissmango: I agree with you natural remedies are the way to go
Post # 20
@MrsKitchenQueen: Purchase bug repellent that have the cintrondella (misspelled) ingredient in them . Mosquitos hate the smell of the cintrondella candles .
Post # 21
Mosquitoes usually hate me, which I’m happy about because I react really badly to them too. I got one while we were on vacation over a month ago and it’s STILL bumpy.
I find that if I can get them right away, and put a washcloth with as hot water as you can possibly stand as soon as you notice for about 30 seconds, it’ll sometimes de-nature the venom, and not be as bad.
But, I second the benadryl too.
Post # 22
This is gonna sound weird, but it REALLY helps with the itch.
You get an alcohol swab and just wipe the bites. THEN you take a hairdryer and point it at the bites and heat them as hot as you can for as long as you can. They’ll tingle and stuff, but do it until you can’t stand it any longer and then stop. You’ll find that they’re not as bad for at least a few hours. Good luck! Be careful not to burn yourself!
Post # 23
I have a suggestion that will not help you now but will in the future if you order it. I swear by it as does my Darling Husband and everyone we have given a bar to. Koelzer Bee Farm Once-a-Day Lotion Bar
The stuff is amazing for mosquio bites, chigger bites and all sorts of itchy discomforts. My Darling Husband is a chigger magnet and it is the only thing that he has used that has worked. Bonus – it is all natural with no chemicals.
Post # 24
thanks, everyone! i took an oral antihistamine and got some new topical stuff. that did seem to help. another friend suggested vinegar and i tried that as well to help dry it out. i took an advil before i went to bed for the swelling and slept much better last night than the night before!
i got a new bug spray that has DEET in it and some citronella candles for the backyard. we live in boston, but the bug bites were aquired visiting family in phila. suburbs.
thanks for all the help and advice!
Post # 25
@littlemissmango: I have never heard of this, I will have to try it next time!!
Post # 26
@tksjewelry: i will have to look into that, thanks!
Post # 27
My niece has a terrible reaction to mosquitos and target carries this ankel/wrist coil things that we put on her and they work. She used to cry at every bite and it would swell up so fast and big it looked like we were beating her. Now she doesn’t get any.
Post # 28
@MrsKitchenQueen: I’m the same way. Take liquid benedryl, and get this stuff called ‘After Bite’; can be found in Walgreens by the bug spray…or even Target/Walmart
Post # 29
@HisIrishPrincess: i got those at CVS yesterday and wore them last night!! seemed to work well–no new bites 🙂